At the trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell this morning, Judge Jeffrey Minehart amended yesterday’s decision on one of the first degree homicide counts he kicked. Instead of acquitting Gosnell on the count of first degree homicide of “Baby C,” he clarified, he meant to acquit Gosnell on homicide charges for “Baby F.” As a result, the charge for Baby C will go to the jury. The judge’s mistake underscores the prosecution’s challenge in this case: Prosecutors must lash together a complicated tangle of anecdotes to prove seven—now four—specific homicide cases.
Philly Mag’s Steve Volk is in the Gosnell courtroom. Read his “Abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell Now Faces Fewer Homicide Charges” here.